Book Discussion – “That Men Know So Little of Men”

December 27, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 7:45 pm
Montague Public Library
1238 S Winnebago St
Rockford, IL 61102
Ann Rundall

Book Discussion

We will discuss the topic, the history of African-Americans in Rockford based on 2 books.  You may chose to read just one of these books and share what you learned with others.  Books are available at the Rockford Public Library  Email Mary Stuart-Carruthers to make arrangements to get a book or contact the library.  Copies are very limited.  (

That Men Know So Little of Men  by Barbara Chapman:  This book is a history of Aftican-Americans in Rockford 1834-1973.  “We think this is the first book which documents the contribution of blacks to the Rockford community.  Documented too, are the many obstacles which they overcame (or went around) in achieving their objectives.” (1975)

African Americans in Early Rockford, 1834-1871 by John L. Molyneaux;  This book will be a unique resource for the study of early Rockford with bearing on the abolition movement, the Civil War, African-American history, foundation of the civil rights movement, and the simultaneous presence of bigotry and tolerance.”  (2000)

Sponsored by The Community Initiative for Racial and Social Justice.

A Program of the Institute for the Oneness of Humanity in partnership with the Rockford Public Library


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